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CONTENTS About Forum

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Brief agenda

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Exhibition

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Sponsorship 7 Opportunities 8 Registration 9

CONTACTS Mr Arthur Poliakov Head of Organising Committee

(Speaker and Sponsor enquires) Tel: + 44 207 520 9341 Fax: + 44 207 520 9342 Email: Arthur.p@minexforum.com

Mrs Irina Yukhtina Head of Communications

(Delegate and Exhibitor enquires) 7-10 Adam Street, London WC2N 6AA, UK Tel: + 44 (0) 207 520 9341 Fax: + 44 (0) 207 520 9342 Email: ira.y@minexforum.com

Mrs Borka Mikulic International Business Development

(Delegate and Exhibitor enquires) Tel: +44 1275 540582 (direct line) Mobile: +44 776 4949433 Email: borka.m@minexforum.com


MINEX Central Asia 2012 3rd Mining and Exploration Forum & Expo 17-19 April 2012, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan

Growing Importance of Central Asia to international investors and miners •• Mineral and metal reach of Kazakhstan and Central Asian states remain underexplored comparing to neighbouring Mongolia and China. •• Close proximity to China and major Asian consumers of metals and minerals. •• Presence and successful experience in the Region of FTSE 100 and junior mining companies •• Well educated work force, political stability, developed infrastructure, cheaper utilities and relatively mild climate conditions.

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•• Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are presently revising their policies which promise more relaxed terms to international investors interested in developing Greenfield and Brownfield Mineral projects. •• Silk route development and Customs Union will enhance trade between Asia, including Central Asia, and Western Europe •• Kazakhstan is actively developing its Capital Markets and Stock Exchange which will create greater liquidity and provide capital for local mining IPOs.

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“MINEX Central Asia” Mining Forum, a premier international business event, is organised with the aim of unlocking underexplored mineral potential of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The forum focuses on creating new international partnerships, attracting investments for the Greenfield and Brownfield mineral exploration and also provides know-how exchange on the development of sustainable and efficient mining in the region. What differentiates MINEX forum is its strong connection to the mining and mineral exploration Industry. The forum’s is steered by the MINEX Technical Committee – an international diversified group of top 30 industry experts and senior government officials which determines the forum’s objectives, structure and ensures the high quality agenda. MINEX Technical Committee, chaired by Jan Lewis, President of the UK’s Institute of Materials,

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Minerals and Mining and Director of Wardell Armstrong International, receives regular technical and practical advice from the experts of Association of Mining and Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises (AGMP), Association of Geological Organisations of Kazakhstan American Appraisal, ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., ENRC, Eurasian Business Council, Glencore International, Grata Law Firm, IMC Montan, Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce (KBCC), Kazakhmys, Kazatomprom, KPMG, Kyrgyz Mining Association, London Stock Exchange, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, PwC, Rio Tinto, Samruk Kazyna State Wealth Fund, SRK Consulting, State geological directorate of Tajik Republic, Tau Ken Samruk National Mining Company and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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MINEX’s strong ties with the Government Agencies and Policy makers in Kazakhstan provide a developed Government Relations Platform at the forum. Presently the leadership of Kazakhstan is taking a proactive approach in resolving issues faced by the mining and exploration industry in the country and in the region. Forum par-

Karim Masimov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Keynote address at MINEX Central Asia 2010 forum

ticipants can learn about forthcoming legislation and government initiatives from the conference speakers, as well as ask direct questions regarding taxation, licencing, investment opportunities and other related issues during the Q&As sessions and one on one meetings with the senior government officials.

Asset Issekeshev, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan Keynote address at MINEX Central Asia 2011 forum

Kairat Kelimbetov, Chairman of the Board of the Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” moderates MINEX Central Asia 2011 forum

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Nurlan Sauranbayev, Vice-minister of industry and new technologies, Republic of Kazakhstan presents at MINEX Central Asia 2011 forum

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FORUM’S BRIEF AGENDA At the two day multi track conference speakers from local and international companies and government organisations, will address key issues related to further development of mining and mineral exploration in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Caspian States: •• Government initiatives and regulatory changes - proposed changes in the reorganisation and further development of mining and geological industry •• Investment opportunities - forthcoming changes and initiatives designed to stimulate inflow of the international investment in the mineral exploration and mining sectors. Show-case of gold, silver, coal, iron ore, copper, uranium and rear earth development projects. M&A and investment opportunities. •• Innovative technologies and business solutions - latest information on key business / technical / investment and financial tools to assist companies in managing their exploration and mining businesses in Central Asia. •• Mining Finance – current opportunities for raising finance for exploration and mining projects from early to developed stages •• Country focused sessions on mineral exploration and potential development in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other Central Asia states.

MASTER CLASSES Master Classes – technical and business focused sessions, organised for Mining professionals and Investors, offer practical advice and insight into specific issues on mining operational management, economics and finance.

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EXHIBITION On site Exhibition with over 50 professional exhibition shells. During the two days the forum offers excellent opportunity to companies for presenting their products, projects and services to the forum delegates, speakers, VIP guests, trade visitor and media as well as to have their own space for holding meetings with potential and existing clients and business partners. The exhibition hall is located next to the main conference halls and coffee area offering excellent visibility and a targeted audience.

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COFFEE AREA

FLOOR PLAN

FORUM

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EXHIBITION HALL

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STAIRS TO SARY ARKA 4

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ENTRANCE

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ENTRANCE

CAPRI RESTAURANT

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SPONSORSHIP Sponsorship packages - to suit all marketing requirements and budgets, offer companies opportunities for active involvement in shaping the forum’s agenda, corporate communications and brand exposure.

FORUM SPONSORS

LEAD SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

CORPORATE SPONSOR

SESSION SPONSORS

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OPPORTUNITIES •• Ample business networking and communication opportunities – Coffee breaks, Business luncheons, Evening drinks receptions and Mining Excellence Gala Dinner offer extensive opportunities to exchange ideas and establish business contacts with over 500 representatives of local and international mining and exploration companies, financiers, investors, engineering companies, equipment producers, management consultants, law & audit firms and other service providers as well as government officials. •• One-on-One meeting rooms offer opportunities for organising private discussions with forum’s distinguished guests, investors or clients. Additional presentation room for up to 50 seats is available for companies who wish to organise private presentations, board meetings or media briefings. •• Online discussion platform offers registered participants opportunities for communication and exchange with the forum’s speakers, moderators and exhibitors before, during and after the forum. •• Extensive knowledge exchange – over 70 local and international speakers presenting at the forum offer extensive insight into current issues and new opportunities arising in the mining and exploration in Central Asia. State of the art post-event forum documentation published on-line, offers convenient and “always on” access to the materials which are presented at the forum. Accompanied by the video recordings of the forum’s main session, this unique tool offers great opportunity to revisit the forum any time and serves as great reference facility exclusively available to the forum’s participants. •• Further reach – extensive coverage by local and international TV and professional media extends forum’s reach to wider audiences in Central Asia and Globally. •• Mine site visits – Mining Companies from Kazakhstan and other Central Asian states can further extend their business and investor communication programs by organising site visits which can be offered to the forum’s delegates, VIP guests and accredited media.

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INFORMATION PARTNERS

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REGISTRATION FOR DELEGATES STANDARD DELEGATE FEES 10% discount applies to delegate registration payments received by 31 Jan 2012

Master Classes Forum

Gala Dinner

17 April

18-19 April

18 April

£ 200

£ 600

£ 130

Master Classes and Forum

Early Bird Discount 10%

17-19 April

ends on 31.01.2012

£ 750 DELEGATE DETAILS Name:

Print and mark the options you need, and send by fax to + 44 (0) 207 520 9342

Register for:

Company Name:

Master Classes

Forum

Job Title:

Forum and Master Classes

Gala-Dinner

Email: PARTICIPATION TERMS: Delegate pre-registration ends: Friday 13 April 2012 Payment: Delegate fees can be paid by VISA, Solo or Master Card, Bank Transfer or by Cheque from UK Bank. Barclays Bank Exchange rates will apply to other currencies payments. Admission: Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to delegates who have failed to pay the delegate fee prior to the forum. Early bird discount: Register and pay before 31 January 2012 to save 10% from the standard delegate rate. For multiple registrations (3 and more) a 10% discount off standard fees applies. Accumulated 20% discount applies to multiple delegate registrations received before 31 January 2012. Student discounts: up to 50% discretionary discount may be offered to full time students and academicians. Master class delegate fee: includes admission to all master class sessions on 17 April; master classes hand-outs; luncheon; coffees; admission to welcome drinks on 17 April; use of simultaneous translation (Russian and English) Forum delegate fee: admission to welcome drinks on 17 and 19 April; admission to forum sessions on 17 and 18 April; conference bag with MINEX Central Asia 2012 materials; luncheons, coffees; use of simultaneous translation (Russian and English) Gala Dinner fee: includes admission to the pre-dinner drinks; unreserved seat at the dinner table; Gala show during the dinner. Kazakh Visa: If you require Kazakh entry visa please allow at least 1 week for visa application processing. For more information please check with your local consulate or visit website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

TERMS OF BOOKING: Booking confirmation: You will receive acknowledgement of your booking and invoice within 48 hours of sending your registration form. Please call us on + 44 (0) 207 520 9341 or fax + 44 (0) 207 520 9342 in case you do not receive confirmation within stated period. Cancelations: Cancelations received in writing before 13 April 2012 – refund will be issued subject to administration charge of 5%. Full conference fees are payable in the event of cancelation on 13 April 2012 or thereafter. Delegate substitutions are welcome at any time free of charge (providing the delegate has Kazakh entry visa). Taxes and charges: UK VAT is not applied to payments made to the UK account. Payments made to the account in Kazakhstan will be subject to Kazakh taxes, Bank commission charges and Exchange rates. All credit card payments are subject to 3% charge. AMEX payments are not accepted.

Registration enquiries

Mrs. Irina Yukhtina Advantix Ltd (forum manager) 7-10 Adam Street, London WC2N 6AA, UK Tel: + 44 (0) 207 520 9341 Fax: + 44 (0) 207 520 9342 Email: ira.y@minexforum.com

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REGISTRATION FOR EXHIBITORS EXHIBITION BOOTH BOOKING FORM prices quoted in British Pound Sterling – GBP. Print and mark the options you need, and send by fax to + 44 (0) 207 520 9342

Option 1 £ 3000 Option 2 £ 4000 Option 3 £ 5000 Table Top £ 1250

Virtual Booth

£ 1200

Exhibition booth (2 m length x 1.5 m depth x 2.5 m height) Fee includes: 2 admission passes to Minex Master classes, Minex Forum and Gala Dinner.

Exhibition booth (3 m length x 1.5 m depth x 2.5 m height) Fee includes: 3 admission passes to Minex Master classes, Minex Forum and Gala Dinner.

Exhibition booth Exhibition booth (4 m length x 1.5 m depth x 2.5 m height) Fee includes: 4 admission passes to Minex Master classes, Minex Forum and Gala Dinner; Full page advert in the Forum catalogue

1) Hire of table, chair and small area for mobile exhibition stand (maximum width up to 1.3 m and height up to 2.5 m); 2) Listing of exhibitor’s profile (up to 150 words) on MINEX Central Asia 2012 website and in the Forum catalogue; 3) One delegate ticket to MINEX Forum on 18-19 April (excludes Gala dinner); 4) 15% off standard rate delegate rates.

Virtual booth hire for the period of 12 months on MINEXForum.com and MinexAsia.com/2012 websites (expo area), placement of marketing information (up to 50 MB), full page colour advertisement or 150 word company profile in MINEX Central Asia 2012 catalogue, 30% discount off standard delegate fee.

BOOTH EXHIBITOR TERMS (Foyer Exhibition Hall): 1. Exhibition booth hire from 7 am on 18 April until 6 pm on 19 April 2012 at the Radisson Astana Hotel (Forum venue), monochrome company name print on the front panel, hire of 0.7 m table, 2 chairs, 2 spot lights & 220 V electricity; 2. Short (150 words) exhibitor profile on MINEX Central Asia 2012 website and in the Forum’s catalogue; 3. Delegate admission to MINEX Forum on 18-19 April and admission to MINEX Gala Dinner on 18 April (pls. see terms above); 4. Additional delegate passes to Master Classes or Forum can be purchased at 30% off standard rate; 5. Exhibitors who have booked exhibitor option 3 are entitled to a complimentary full page advert in the Forum’s catalogue.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS: Booking confirmation and invoice: You will receive acknowledgement of your booking and invoice within 48 hours of sending your registration. Please call us on + 44 (0) 207 520 9341 in case you do not receive confirmation within stated period. Payment: Payments must be received in full before 30 March 2012. UK VAT is not applied to payments made to the UK account. Payments made to the account in Kazakhstan will be subject to Kazakh taxes, Bank commission charges and Exchange rates. All credit card payments are subject to 3% charge. AMEX card payments are not accepted. Cancelations: if received in writing before 26 March 2012 will be subject to administration charge of 5% of total amount. Full fees are payable in the event of cancelation after 26 March 2012. Delegate substitutions are welcome at any time (providing the delegate has Kazakh entry visa).

Exhibitor enquiries

Mrs. Irina Yukhtina

Tel: + 44 (0) 207 520 9341

Advantix Ltd (forum manager)

Fax: + 44 (0) 207 520 9342

7-10 Adam Street, London WC2N 6AA, UK

Email: ira.y@minexforum.com

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EXHIBITOR OPTIONS Custom design is the responsibility of the exhibitor

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Option 1 £ 3000

Option 2 £ 4000

Option 3 £ 5000

Table Top £ 1250

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Minex Central Asia 2012 Brochure